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UPDATE: Marietta’s Music in the Park canceled due to weather, will resume next week

Marietta Welfare League bringing back Music in the Park
Marietta Welfare League bringing back Music in the Park(Mitchell Blahut - WTAP)
Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 11:59 AM EDT
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UPDATE: 6/03/2021

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marietta Welfare League’s Music in the Park series was scheduled to resume on June 3, with a performance from the Veritas Singers. However, the event was canceled due to inclement weather.

The series will resume next Thursday, June 10 at 7 P.M. in Muskingum Park, with a performance from the St. Marys Community Band. The band will be composed of approximately 50 musicians.

ORIGINAL STORY: 6/02/2021

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Marietta’s annual summer music series, Music in the Park, is set to begin on Thursday, June 3 at 7 P.M. in Muskingum Park, weather permitting. The series is sponsored by the Marietta Welfare League.

The first performance of the season will feature a cappella group the Veritas Singers, followed by the St. Marys Community Band the following week and the Marietta Children’s Choir on June 17. The series will take place each Thursday through August 26, and the full lineup of performers can be found online here.

The event is free and family-friendly, and the space in the park allows for social distancing. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs.

Last year, the music series was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and attendees and musicians are looking forward to the events this year, said Evelyn Bryant, Music in the Park chairperson.

“It’s wonderful, everyone feels very happy and positive about [the events resuming]” Bryant said. “It’s for the audience, but also the musicians. They were not able to perform...and they’re very, very happy to come back,” she added.

Additional information about the live music series can be found on Facebook.

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